# Roadmap

The goal of this document is to give you a hint of what's next. However since all topics are very complex, there's no specific order or target date.

# In tech preview

This means some parts of the following features are already available, but only partially.

# In progress

Items in this list are already undergoing development, but are not yet available to test.

  • XO 6 (opens new window): a large revamp of Xen Orchestra: improved speed, security, lazy loading, XO tasks, a brand new UI and much more!
  • Auto backup validation: a special "auto restore" task to check if VM backups are bootable
  • OVA export
  • Individual VDI restore

# In design/PoC phase

This is the initial concept phase, where we discuss the general approach and how to make the feature real.

  • Block based backup (NBD): using NBD as the backend to export VMs. Faster and allows fun features, like compression and dedup.
  • XO Resource scheduler: improvement of the existing XO load balancer
  • Fetch Netbox to display available IPs
  • Packer plugin for XO API

# Backlog

A short non-ordered list of interesting features or ideas to develop eventually.

  • Improve XO proxies for complete XAPI reverse role
  • Container as first class citizen: allow container management/creation/cycle from XO
  • k8s integration: improving integration with Kubernetes inside Xen Orchestra
  • Upload ISOs to NFS ISO SR via XO (XAPI modification likely required)
  • Health check smart service from xen-orchestra.com
  • Geo/Async backup
  • Native backup encryption